06 October 2008 By Rachel’s

Been a While

Geez. I didn’t realize it had been so long since I’d written a post. I’ve received a flood of emails asking me for updates! So sorry everyone for not writing. Okay, so here goes! First my health. It is strange that in some ways I am feeling better. I found out what the main thing was that was wrong. Parasites. I don’t recommend them. I had four kinds that had essentially filled up my entire colon. Where did I get them, I don’t know. I don’t eat meat, but I have been to some 3rd world countires, swam in many different lakes of which I am certain I ended up drinking some of the water while I swam, etc. Stress weakens the immune system. I have had a lot of it lately. My doctor thinks that because my immune system was down, that the parasites took full advantage.

With those buggers feeding off everything I ate and robbing me of my nutrients from the inside out, one of the things that were largely effected were my teeth. I’ve had many problems with them over the years. 11 months ago they were stable. With everything health wise I have gone through over the last few months, they took a big hit. Currently, I can hardly chew. I lost one of my molars which broke off at the root. Yesterday, on my way to race, I broke another molar in half. Being me, I still raced. Nerve pain is hard anyway. Racing an Xterra with that and being an emotional wreck because of it did me in. I cried the entire hour before my race, I cried the entire bike leg, and once the race was over, I cried for another hour. Needless to say, I didn’t have a very fast race. What is wrong with me? The thing I am really frustrated about is the cost of dentists. I already can barely pay rent and take care of my son. If I didn’t have some very dear amazing friends in my life, I also wouldn’t be racing. I will talk of them soon. So if anyone has a dentist solution for me, let me know! I can’t believe how nervous I am about this whole thing. My body isn’t recovering very well either. I am taking many herbs, etc, etc and working with a very good natural doctor to get my body healthy. It takes time though. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have no patience. One of these days, I am going to learn!

The other thing? No matter what, I am going to come out on top. I am going to rebuild my body, fix my teeth, take really good care of my son, race faster than ever, and help other people as I have been helped by so many lately. One of the lessons I am relearning, is that there are many people who care. I am learning to accept help and love and find peace in knowing that I have many friends. So thank you all. Later today I am going to talk specifically about my weekend in Lake Tahoe for Xterra Nationals and the amazing things that happened.

For now, I’ve got to get ready to catch an airplane

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I will always remember waking up at the age of 12 to the pain I saw in so many while simultaneously realizing how lucky I was to feel fantastic.

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